Tag Archives: song

My Hallelujah

The day before Easter Sunday, I was cleaning the house, and found a small wooden cross I made when I was a kid, in Methodist Youth Fellowship.  I had a live music gathering that evening (called a “jam”), and we had a … Continue reading

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Song of the Week – Old Newport Waltz

The robins are telling me it’s Spring.  I believe them.  Birds do not lie. They asked me to post a song I wrote years ago, about spring in the Virginia mountains. It was sweet.  Newport, a tiny old mountain town … Continue reading

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Kindness, and Kids, and Blogs

     Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh, My!  Not as scary as that.  Certainly not kindness, just the opposite in fact.  Kids can be kinda scary, but if you treat ’em with plenty of, you guessed it, kindness, it … Continue reading

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I Love You Ray

 It is Valentines Day (hope you didn’t forget).  Most of us send notes, flowers, sweets and such to friends, family, and lovers.  I do that, too.  And think about Ray.  Cause it’s her birthday.  She was born on Valentines Day in … Continue reading

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Creative Music and Goofiness

Photo by Karine Thoresen, end of the evening. On Friday Sept 21, in the awesome Showcase Gallery, the Greensboro Creative Center held its first Best Of Original Open Mic.  Great performers, great attendance, great fun.  The House Band was set … Continue reading

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Making Music Videos

I am new to making music videos.  Like this still from “Come Home” I made recently.  It is a difficult, but satisfying and rewarding creative process.  It starts with a song.  Like “Come Home” that I wrote ten years ago … Continue reading

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Song of Grace

“Anam Cara”.  In Gaelic, “Soul Friend”.  Yet even Anam Caras can experience conflict.  Conflict deep enough to split apart this musical group of four Soul Friends.  That is where we were a moon and a half ago.  Then we talked, we processed, … Continue reading

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Earth Poem Fest 29th Poem

My daughter Erin was born on May 1.  May Day.  Much Earth energy and history around May Day (you know what to do….Google!).  Not to mention childbirth (ask any mother).            I LOVE YOU         ©  John Paul McNeil    I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Earth Poem Fest 10th Poem

Whoa !! I gave it my best shot with a poem put to music (otherwise known as a Song) yesterday….nothing.  No response.  Oh, well, some kind blogging soul advised me to be persistent.  And, the Earth is too.  So all is well, … Continue reading

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The Breath of Heaven

I’m starting Earth Year. One day ain’t enough. This poem I just wrote is kinda earthy. “The Breath of Heaven”. It has Horses in it.  Climb on. when finally you breathe the breath of Heaven on Earth horseback, thundering your … Continue reading

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